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Sweet Water Cafe - CLOSED

517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
+1 906-226-7009
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“french toast” (13 reviews)
“bread” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Whitefish cakes with a garlic Thai sauce was served over mixed greens. Delightful and satisfying for a light lunch.

Thank Mrs A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Name changed to Cafe Bodega 2 months ago. Nice large dining area with high ceilings and pleasant decor. We went for breakfast. We had the omelette with veggies and cheese and it was excellent. Especially good was the side of 3 grain toast! The lacking...More

Thank kenmccaz
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is no longer called Sweet Water Cafe, and is now known as "Cafe Bodega." Regardless! The food was really good and the staff was super friendly. I had a basic breakfast with eggs and toast, and potatoes. They still have the delicious strawberry...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I don't think we've been to Marquette visiting our NMU student without going to Sweet Water for a meal. Great selection and service. I had fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and it was so good!

Thank Kathie_65
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

First visit under the new ownership. My wife really had a craving for French toast so that is what we ordered. It was good (not exceptional) but there bacon was disappointing. We had ordered our bacon not crisp (knowing that is hard to do). Out...More

1  Thank Snowshoemqt
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been here three times now and I am simply done. I agree with the other reviews that the food is just bland. It is always well presented and looks nice, but the moment you take a bit it is a huge disappointment. On...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We had dinner here twice while visiting Marquette. Both meals were creative and tasty. The service was good and the dessert was also yummy. I have also eaten lunch here in the past, and the salad I had was great. Would definitely return.

Thank hopes702
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband has been here before. It was my first visit. We ordered soup, salad and entrees. Two tables, a group of 6 and a couple were seated 5-10 minutes after we ordered but their soup was delivered before we got anything. After we asked...More

Thank WIHibiscus
Reviewed 22 December 2016

I chose this place for breakfast after a tip from one friend. The place is charmy, We had breakfast There. Expansive.

Thank Marin U
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife and I had breakfast at Sweet Water a couple years ago. We left quite ambivalent....her dish was terrific, mine not so. So we came back for a second visit on a recent trip to Marquette. Again, the same reaction. My dish--a simple breakfast...More

Thank MongoSchwartz
SweetWaterCafe, Manager at Sweet Water Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2016

We at Sweet Water would like to apologize for your experience here. Our service was clearly sub-par here along with the food we served you. Thank you for writing this review, we will do our best to make sure this doesn't happen again.

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Restaurant Details

Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855-3517
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Marquette
  • Phone Number: +1 906-226-7009
  • E-mail
Sweet Water Cafe is a natural foods restaurant, cafe, bakery, and bar in beautiful Marquette, Michigan serving good food made from scratch using whole, natural, organic, and local ingredients. The philosophy of real food extends to everything on our menu. We select and purchase ingredients that are nearest their natural state; fresh, wholesome and full of nutrients. We then use these ingredients to make our menu, including breads, soups, sauces, entrees, dressings, desserts and cookies from our own recipes. No synthetically hydrogenated fats, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives are ever used in our cooking. The Cafe's staff of chefs, bakers, servers, cleaners and service managers take pride in carrying on the tradition of making good food from scratch, using natural, organic and local ingredients as much as possible. You will find traditional and alternative food and drink. Our recipes and cooking techniques are derived from the diversity of Earth's cultures. Our style of "multicultural cuisine" represents a living art because it borrows from, rather than replicates, traditional ethnic cuisines. It is our mission to provide a broad spectrum of quality, freshly-prepared meals served quickly and professionally in a clean and smoke-free environment.
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